(From l to r) Otis Williams, Russell Simmons, Derrick Holmes (owner of Banneker Watch Co.) all sporting Banneker timepieces.

Whatever your style—rugged, urban, refined, casual, a well-dressed man is not complete unless he sports a stylish timepiece. There are countless men’s wristwatches from rubber sport to tactical digital ones with a bunch of wiz features. The thing to keep in mind is to sport a watch that not only fits a purpose but compliments your particular style. Choosing the right size for your wrist is also very important.

One of the factors to consider in choosing a watch is how well proportioned the watch is to your wrist and hand. If it’s too big for your wrist, it will stand out and look garish; too small and it will look like you’re wearing a lady’s timepiece. The general rule is if the circumference of your wrist is 6 to 7 inches, you want to go with a watch that has a case diameter of 38-42 mm wide. If your wrist is larger than 7 inches, then you can go with cases that are 44-46 mm wide. The best way to figure out if a watch is proportional to your wrist and hand is to try it on and eyeball it. If you need help judging, solicit help from friends, family or even a salesperson.

Here are a few men’s watches that are true eye candy:


Invicta Men’s Marvel Limited Edition Black Panther Quartz for the collector in you! Stainless steel case, silicone materials, water resistant, $199, Luxelifesupply.com


Breitling Navitimer 8 Super 8 B20 Automatic 50 has a retro design inspired by a WWII stopwatch that boasts a titanium case paired with a green dial, water resistant, leather strap, $7,655, Breitling.com


Seiko Coutura Perpetual Solar Alarm Chronograph is powered by light energy and requires no battery change (6-month power reserve once fully charged), two-tone stainless steel case, water resistant, $495, Macy’s


Invicta Men’s Bolt is an ideal casual watch. Stainless steel chronograph with quartz movement and black rubber band, water resistant, $160, Amazon.com


Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller is water resistant to an astounding 3,900 meters! Satin-finished Oystersteel case and safety clasp, wider bracelet, sapphire crystal, the dial’s hands and applied hour markers are white-gold, $12,550, Rolex.com



Banneker 1753 Rose Gold designed by the world’s first Black luxury watchmaker! The timepiece is stainless steel with an ebony black wood dial, rose gold hour markers and Roman numerals, water resistant, $420, Bannekerstore.com